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BBC News Ticker Says Queen "Has Tested Positive For Morphine"

The BBC News Channel ticker got a bit excited when it updated us on a story about the Queen's horse.

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But, in fact it was the Queen's horse, Estimate, winner of the Gold Cup at Ascot last year, which has tested positive for a contaminated food product, not the head of state.

The BBC says this was all about good timing on the part of the people taking the screengrabs.

It said in an emailed statement: "The ticker on the BBC News Channel correctly showed the whole headline 'A racehorse owned by the Queen has tested positive for morphine' as it scrolled along the screen. A screengrab has been taken which omits 'A racehorse owned by' and only shows the rest of the sentence."